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In-Person and Virtual Visit Opportunities

Virtual Information Sessions

To participate, sign up for the sessions through the link below (at least 24 hours in advance). You will be added to a calendar event and also the Zoom link will be emailed to you.

Register for a virtual session

What to Expect at the virtual information session:

  • All prospective students and/or those who wish to learn more about this industry, career, college and application process are encouraged to start here.
  • The virtual information sessions are offered the first Wednesday of each month.
  • Please allow an hour to accommodate the videos, presentation and time for participant questions.
  • Should you have additional individual/personal questions, we are happy to schedule a follow-up conversation.

In-Person Visits/Tours

In-person Great Lakes Campus visits are scheduled Mondays at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. Eastern Time by appointment only.

Contact us to make your appointment

Primary contact for those with last names A–K:

Scott Fairbank
Director of Maritime Admissions
(231) 995-1213

Primary contact for those with last names L–Z:

Judy Druskovich
Admissions Specialist
(231) 995-1209

What to expect at the in-person visits:

  • The visit begins in our main office on the second floor of Great Lakes Maritime Academy (located at 715 E. Front Street, Traverse City, MI 49686) with a discussion about our programs, requirements, cadet life, college resources, Midshipmen program, cadet expectations and career preparation. Following the discussion with an admission representative, a walking tour of the Great Lakes Campus, including the labs, classrooms, simulators, harbor and vessels (if available and in port) will be given by cadets when their schedule permits. The visit will take approximately 90 minutes.
  • Interested in meeting current cadets?  We have cadets available to assist with the 9:00 tours.  A Deck cadet is available on Mondays and an Engineering Cadet is available on Thursdays.
  • Families have the option for a guided or unguided tour the Northwestern Michigan College Campus either before or after the Great Lakes Campus tour. On the NMC "main campus" you may visit general education classrooms, residence halls, the new "Innovation Center", cafeteria, library, bookstore and more.
  • REGISTER HERE to add on the NMC guided tour (Note - Maritime majors are not included as a choice intentionally. Select General Studies on the NMC site). The campuses are roughly a half-mile apart.  If you prefer an unguided self tour, we will provide you with a map, parking pass and suggested path.
  • Unable to visit on on Mondays? Contact your Maritime admissions representative.

Guide to visiting our area (PDF)

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Your Academy visit

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Campus Map

The Great Lakes Maritime Academy is located on NMC's Great Lakes Campus (#5 on the Great Lakes Campus map). The physical address is 715 E. Front St., Traverse City, MI 49686. (Please note, this is NOT the mailing address.)

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